Ram and ram coolers

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MrPerforations
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hello,
i was wondering as i have had all my ram fail and cause bsods,is a ram cooler a necesity for ddr3 please?

Razear
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No, a RAM cooler is unnecessary because RAM is passive and does not generate much heat. If you want to overclock the RAM to the highest potential, a cooler may help, but even then not much. If you are experiencing issues with faulty RAM you should be able to contact the manufacturer for a new kit as most RAM are under lifetime warranty. Another possibility is faulty RAM slots on the motherboard.

3dGameMan
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Generally speaking no, unless you are overclocking the hell out of it. But remember to have excellent case ventilation.

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